Ravi Coltrane: The son also shines

You listen hard when Ravi Coltrane talks about John Coltrane his late father. You wonder what the son might reveal about himself.

Envy? It’s not there even if there’s reason it might be. Coltrane Sr., a game-changing force in jazz and international star when he died in 1967 at age 40. Trane, as he was called, had a church named in his honour. His Philadelphia home is now an American National Historic Landmark. Ravi, at 47 years old might still be called an emerging, if widely respected artist as he’s set to appear at Koerner Hall on Saturday.

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